April 3 - What If We Had An Election And Nobody Came

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Political Science 201 American Government April 3, 2007 What If We Had An Election And Nobody Came? Structural Political Participation: Freedom Versus Order o Defining Political Participation Activities by citizens or residents aimed at influencing outcomes of government Conventional forms of political activity Voting Contacting – email/letter to representative Contributions – sending money/working on a campaign Communal work – protesting Distinctiveness of activities: input and output o Boundaries of “political” and the scope of activity 1. Expressive versus Purposive Purposive = conventional forms of protest Expressive = unorthodox forms of protest which are disruptive 2. Outside of the System Inside the System – Legal activities done through normal channels are considered Outside the System – Illegal activities that are political 3. Inaction versus Action Passive political activity o High levels of voter apathy are an indication of
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